Hebrews 1:1-2:5

A  (1)  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (2)  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds(3)  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things  by the word of his power (G1411) , when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (4)  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

B  (5)  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (6)  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. (7)  And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

C  (8)  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (9)  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (10)  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: (11)  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; (12)  And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

B’  (13)  But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? (14)  Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

A’   (1)  Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. (2)  For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; (3)  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; (4)  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles (G1411), and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? (5)  For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

2 thoughts on “Hebrews 1:1-2:5”

  1. This was gleaned from a PHD thesis – with some editing – source: https://www.academia.edu/9686371/Chiastic_Structures_in_Hebrews_A_Study_of_Form_and_Function_in_Biblical_Discourse

    A Angels are servants of God; wind/spirits v7

    B Jesus is the appointed ruler vv8-9

    C Jesus is the agent of the new creation v10

    C’ Jesus continues beyond the levitical age –
    creation will perish but he will remain vv11-12

    B’ Jesus is the appointed ruler v13

    A’ Are not all (Angels) spirits sent out to minister to those who are about to inherit salvation? v14

  2. Also Hebrews 2:1-4 (modified)

    A. 1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed

    B. to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

    C. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast,

    D. and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

    D’. 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation;

    C’. which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord,

    B’. by them that heard him

    A’. [and was unto us confirmed]; 4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

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